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Paddle Discover Award, Thursday evenings (2B)

  • 12 Jun 2023
  • 20 Jul 2023
  • 7 sessions
  • 12 Jun 2023, 8:30 PM 10:00 PM (BST)
  • 15 Jun 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (BST)
  • 22 Jun 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (BST)
  • 29 Jun 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (BST)
  • 06 Jul 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (BST)
  • 13 Jul 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (BST)
  • 20 Jul 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (BST)
  • Bath Canoe Club
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  • Age 9 to 17
  • Age 9 to 17

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This course is for people new to paddlesports. It takes trainees to a level that enables them to join a range of Bath Canoe Club trips. It consists of 6 weekday evening river sessions every Thursday, 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm

The course is open to all ages 14 years and over but under 18s must be accompanied on the course by a parent or guardian.  

What is the Discover Award?

The Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, as you become a more skilled and independent paddler. Through this award you will learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling.

Who is it for?

Anyone of any age who want to develop their skills on the water. You don’t need any previous experience to take your Discover Award, just the desire for fun and learning! You can take the award from any craft, from kayaks, canoes, sit-on-tops.

Why should I do the Discover Award?

If you want to develop your skills from your Start Award, or feel like you need to expand your basic paddling knowledge further, this is the award you need. The award covers topics such as:

  1. Encouraging independent decision making on different bodies of water (moving river, canal, estuary, harbour), covering safety and weather aspects too
  2. Preparing for self-guided adventures
  3. Equipment you will need for a variety of paddle trips
  4. Further developing your canoe, kayak or SUP paddling and rescue skills

What’s next

You may want to progress on to the Paddle Explore award.

Course schedule:
  1. Swimming pool session at Kingswood School to practice capsize drills -  Monday 12th June at 8.30 pm. 
  2.  6 x river sessions every Thursday, 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm

For the river sessions you will be expected to arrive at the clubhouse by 6.00pm in order to be on the water for 6.30pm. We will be off the water by about 8.30pm with a debrief in the clubhouse and finish at 9.00pm.

It is most useful but not essential to do the pool session before any of the river sessions. If you wish to do this course but are unable to come to the scheduled pool session you will be welcome to attend any subsequent pool session(s).


You do not need to be a club member to take this course but fees are halved for members.  
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